Macau scam and illegal gambling mastermind among 130 nabbed

KUALA LUMPUR: A mastermind behind a Macau scam and online gambling syndicate, which connects syndicates in Malaysia and China, was among 130 people detained in a special operation.

The 31-year-old China national was nabbed during the operation codenamed "Ops Dadu Centre" in October.

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Bukit Aman CID director Comm Datuk Huzir Mohamed said the suspect was detained along with six others during a raid in Mont Kiara.

"The suspect is the leader of the syndicate, whose role is to connect the syndicates in Malaysia and China.

"He is also wanted by Chinese authorities for Macau scam offences," he told a press conference in Bukit Aman on Tuesday (Dec 1).

The suspect along with five Chinese nationals and a Malaysian were detained under Section 4(2)(a) of the Prevention of Crime Act (Poca).

"They will be brought to the Prevention of Crime Board on Jan 8 after their 38-day remand ends," said Comm Huzir.

He added that of the total 130 nabbed in Ops Dadu Centre, 87 were remanded for 38 days under Section 4(2)(a) of Poca.

"Nineteen others are still being investigated under Poca while 13 others have been released," he said.

Four other men – Goh Leong Yeong also known as Alvin Goh, Addy Kanna and two police personnel – were detained under Poca for two years.

"The decision by the Prevention of Crime Board on Nov 25 and Nov 26.

"They are placed at detention centres at Simpang Renggam, Bentong and Pokok Sena," he said.

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